RAINTIMES ‘Raintimes’ Released 1st December


Raintimes is a new melodic rock project band featuring two young and talented Italian musicans, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Charming Grace, Shining Line) and Davide Barbieri (Wheels of Fire, Charming Grace) together with the awesome singer Michael Shotton (Von Groove). The lineup is rounded up by Sven Larsson and Ivan Gonzalez on guitars and Andrea Gipponi on bass.

“Raintimes is an album that I really wanted to use as a tribute to my love and admiration for The Storm,” says Pierpaolo Monti. “I have played to death their two albums (especially “Eye of the Storm”). Their tempos, steeped in pure melodic class, are the perfect crossroad between AOR and Melodic Rock. The choice of Shotton as frontman was based not only on my admiration for his talents, but because I wanted to give a strong personality to the album and make the music more personal and original.”

 

Forever Gone

Make My Day

Don’t Ever Give Up

Swan

I Need Tonight

Raintimes

Just A Little Bit More

Empty Days

Together As Friends

Missing Piece

I See The Light

 

A few demos were sent to the attention of Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who was really excited by what he heard and decided to give a chance to these talented guys from Northern Italy. (Fun fact for all the melodic rock aficionados out there: the duo of Monti and Barbieri -together with Dave Zublena – actually penned the awesome song “Love Gets Through” from the FIRST SIGNAL album, “One Step Over the Line” released on Frontiers Music Srl in June 2016.)

“I’m absolutely thrilled about this partnership with Frontiers,” says Zorro. “We are still finding it hard to believe that Raintimes will be part of its great roster, which features some of the most iconic and influential artists of the past and present international rock scene.” “Frontiers represents without a doubt a big step forward in our careers,” Dave adds. “We’re absolutely honored to release our debut album under this renowned brand, which is well-known for offering premium quality rock music to all the fans worldwide!”

 

 

BAND MEMBERS:

Michael Shotton – Lead & Backing Vocals

Iván González – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Sven Larsson – Lead & Rhythm Guitars

Davide Barbieri – Keyboards & Backing Vocals

Andrea Gipponi – Bass & Fretless Bass

Pierpaolo Monti – Drums & Percussion

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Niclas Olsson – Keyboards on “I Need Tonight”

Philip Lindstrand – Backing Vocals on “I Need Tonight”

Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards & Backing Vocals on “Just A Little Bit More”

Erica Trovato: Backing Vocals on “Together As Friends”

Jesús Espín: Backing Vocals on “Missing Piece”

Daniel Flores: Percussion on “I See The Light”

Michele Luppi: Keyboards on “I See The Light”